Who are you accountable to? Accountability is one of the foundation stones of success. When one rises through the ranks of a company they are accountable to their direct management. The higher you go up the ladder, you become more and more accountable to the customer. At every level we are accountable to the customer, but of all that you are accountable to, which is most important? In my life I am accountable to my wife and my son over all else. As I work towards success, however, they are not undermining and plotting against it. Instead they support and encourage and so momentum toward the goal happens.
This is not the first time you are hearing of how clutter affects your energy. Did you ever think of email as clutter? Sure, we are all annoyed by spam, “good luck” chains, “like this because I do” emails. If you think of your email Inbox as your living room, your perspective will change in an instant!
In 1980 I had the opportunity to study for a summer in Vienna, Austria. Learning the German language was a huge part of this immersion program. While I haven’t retained much conversational ability, I have always had a favorite German word. That word is “vielleicht” and translates to mean “perhaps”. It is used liberally in daily conversation, often as the first word in a sentence. I remember how much I loved the sound and feeling of this word. The pronunciation of the word sounds like "FEEL LIGHT"! It was a constant reminder to feel light. As a word with such an uplifting quality. I often wondered why it was not a word we use much in American English.
Before you can become enlightened, you must discover who you are. Before you can heal the world, you must heal yourself. Before you can nurture the spirit of others, you must nurture yourself. Before you can give love, you must know love. Before you can know love, you must learn to love yourself.